Holding change in a car

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  1. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    I recently bought a 1997 Honda Civic Si and I need a solution for holding my loose change. I have two cup holders in the front, but they are in use most of the time so I need to find another way.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. xboxer75010 macrumors 6502

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    I usually put mine in my ashtray
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    same here
     
  4. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    I don't keep change. Always pay with credit card or cell phone. I do not even remember if I have had to use physical money since I last visited London in 2006 ;)
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    really? i hate using plastic as it opens you up more to fraudulent charges

    cash all the way

    and its untraceable......thats the biggest arguement i have for cash

    last thing i want is the govt having the capability to know everything i buy and what not
     
  6. ElectroGhandi macrumors regular

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    Go look around the Dollar Tree. They have tons of little holders for things. Find a small one that clips onto your sun visor or something.
     
  7. iShater macrumors 604

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    I use a mints metal box, Altoids or eclipse would do.
     
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Well if you're usually driving in the car alone, just put it in the second cup holder. You only need to use one for drinks, right?
     
  9. bartelby macrumors Core

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    From the looks of things, we keep our change on the floor... :eek:
     
  10. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

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    The ashtray is where most people I know keep theirs, if you don't want it in there you could just get one of those little pouches for change.
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    ashtray all the way, although my current car has a little holder on the dash for change, which is a nice touch.
     
  12. lag1090 macrumors 6502

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    One interesting solution is a plastic change dispenser that hooks onto the space between your window and car door. It works fairly well for me.

    They can usually be found in dollar stores or big-box stores like Walmart.
     
  13. Consultant macrumors G5

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    For tolls, I use an electronic device that attaches to the windshield.

    My car has a dedicated change box I keep change in

    For other type of change, I have small tin mint container (altoids or something similar). Used to keep it out but lots of people ask for mints, so I keep it in the arm rest.



    They do know where you are if you use a mobile phone.
     
  14. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    My car conveniently has a slot just above the ash tray that I use for my change.

    What about inside the doors?
     
  15. ghostee macrumors 6502

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    My old car (Grand Prix) had a built in coin holder/dispenser thing.

    My new car (Saab 9-3) doesn't even have an ashtray, so I just toss the coins into the center console compartment.
     
  16. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Yeah, my car has a small dedicated change drawer in the dash to the left of the steering wheel. I'm a credit card guy too and I have a transponder for the toll roads, but a little extra loose change is sometimes needed for parking meters, etc...
     
  17. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    You'd buy a pack of gum with a card?
     
  18. InvalidUserID macrumors 6502a

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    In my old Si, I used to keep the loose change in the little compartment to the left of the steering wheel, under the moon roof controls.
     
  19. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    this kind of isn't really something that needs to be discussed. find a container in your car, or put one there - it's not some riddle.

    put a bag in the glovebox or throw it in the door, maybe bring a big cup and throw all your change in it - then dump it in the glove box every night if you really are going through a lot of trouble

    i mean... heavens forbid the government looks through your banking account and sees you've bought a few mac products and fastfood! unless you are hiding something i don't see what the point of using cash instead of a card. much easier to track with online banking too.


    i do.. all the time, i buy Arizona Green Tea for 99 cents at publix all the time with my debit card. why would you carry around cash and nickels into a store every day

    the only time i actually have physical money is if i get a birthday card or if i make a craigslist sale - and then it's straight to the bank that's half a mile from my house for an ATM cash deposit
     
  20. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    that mindset is irritating

    just because i have nothing to hide doesnt mean i dont see the value of it

    you could say the same thing about privacy in general.
     
  21. yg17 macrumors G5

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    What happens if you lose your wallet? All that cash is gone and you're not getting it back. If I lose my wallet, I call my bank, report my card as lost and I'm not liable for any charges.
     
  22. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I toss my coins at the homeless and the elderly.
     
  23. bartelby macrumors Core

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    At them or to them?
     
  24. mbpnewbie macrumors regular

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    at them.... I had a homeless guy try to fight me cuz i threw like 20 pennyies at him... it's like, hold on, i'm giving you money and you're mad?
     
  25. acfusion29 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    My ashtray is really small, it wouldn't be able to hold the regular amount of change I normally carry in the car.
     

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